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Approved Research

Effects of dietary patterns on body weight and incidence of cardiovascular events: a large prospective cohort study.

Principal Investigator: Professor Chen Hong
Approved Research ID: 92448
Approval date: May 4th 2023

Lay summary

Background:According to the data of the World Health Organization, the number of patients with diabetes and obesity related diseases has exploded in every country, almost tripling in the past 35 years. Obesity and diabetes are associated with many comorbidities, including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. According to China cardiovascular health and disease report, there are about 290 million cardiovascular disease patients in China. With the prevalence of unhealthy diet and other unhealthy lifestyles, the absolute number of people suffering from diabetes and obesity in China is still rising, which will further increase the high incidence rate and death rate of cardiovascular diseases in China. Therefore, we want to find a healthy diet suitable for people by studying the impact of different dietary patterns on cardiovascular risk.

Objective:To evaluate the associations of consumption of dietary patterns on body weight and incidence of cardiovascular events.

Design: Prospective cohort study.

Setting: Data were extracted from the UK Biobank.

Project duration:36 months

Public health impact:Through this study, the effects of different dietary patterns on patients' weight and disease prognosis were clarified, so as to guide different types of people to choose a healthier diet.